Chateau Dietrich

If You Would Like to Hear This Record

Because of various problems with public blogs and rights problems, I have decided to take my blog and convert it to a private email. If you’d like to listen to this album (and more) or any other album I am posting here, just send me your email address at radiovickers1@gmail.com and I will put you on my list. Along with this album, I have a gigantic archive of my vinyl digitizations that gets added to every week. I do them myself and de-click them. Most sound pretty darned good, if I do say so myself.
This is not some come on. Just caution on my part. It costs nothing and there’s nothing to join. Just an email address. I have about a hundred people on my list at the moment. Come and join the musical fun.


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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Of Course I’m Fucking Hip – What Are You Talking About? #2

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One of the great mistakes any performer can make is trying to stay hip and relevant way after that time has passed. Here’s some advice for free. Stick to your strengths and don’t let some idiot producer convince you to do things like what you are about to see.

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Lena Horne – Rocky Raccoon - This is so wrong. It is tough to cover a Beatles’ song at the best of times. This is just wrong. Dancing around empty folding chairs for now reason doesn’t help her cause.



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Stormy Weather – Just because I don’t want to leave you with that awful taste in your mouth, I’m including this classic.



Here is Lena’s Wiki page:

Don’t Tell Betsy’s latest single.



Here is the latest Death of the Author Brigade video.

Simple Song


And here’s the latest song by Death of the Author Brigade:

'Boy Next Door' is a bouncy little tune about a girl taking "Being Neighborly" to the next level. Who lives across the lawn from you?



And here is Don’t Tell Betsy’s latest video. Enjoy the spectacle.


Plus!! Don't Tell Betsy's brand new single, "The Way I Do". Give it a listen.



If you'd like to own this song, it be available below on I-tunes

Download "The Way I Do" from iTunes:
Don't Tell Betsy
The Way I Do - Single - Don't Tell Betsy

Of Course I’m Fucking Hip – What Are You Talking About? #1

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One of the great mistakes any performer can make is trying to stay hip and relevant way after that time has passed. Here’s some advice for free. Stick to your strengths and don’t let some idiot producer convince you to do things like what you are about to see.

A special thanks to Steve B. for twigging me to the inaugural entry.

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Peter Lawford – The Age of Aquarius – This is truly horrendous. Beyond horrendous. Legendarily bad. For some reason, Peter sits through most of this in big Rattan chair while girls dance around him. It almost appears that he incapable of standing until he finally gets up, does about 30 seconds of dancing and then sits down again.



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The Varsity Drag – With June Alyson – Here Peter sing/talks the song, much like Rex Harrison used to do. Peter even seems to talk out of tune though. Still, it’s of it’s time and he’s not making a complete fool of himself. The cast did wonder though, how June managed to dance for hours and hours without ever having to take a bathroom break.



Peter’s Wiki page is here:

Don’t Tell Betsy’s latest single.



Here is the latest Death of the Author Brigade video.

Simple Song


And here’s the latest song by Death of the Author Brigade:

'Boy Next Door' is a bouncy little tune about a girl taking "Being Neighborly" to the next level. Who lives across the lawn from you?




And here is Don’t Tell Betsy’s latest video. Enjoy the spectacle.


Plus!! Don't Tell Betsy's brand new single, "The Way I Do". Give it a listen.





If you'd like to own this song, it be available below on I-tunes

Download "The Way I Do" from iTunes:
Don't Tell Betsy
The Way I Do - Single - Don't Tell Betsy

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Marsbar Playlist ~ 7-16-17 - 2011

A special thanks to http://rave-and-roll.com/ for letting us repost their playlist and to David Marsden for allowing us to link to his great podcast. This is simply amazing music that you can download and listen to anytime. All you need to do is look at this list of tunes and you know there's no other radio show like it. Enjoy!

Here is a video from Mr. Marsden’s birthday bash last week. As Neil Young so eloquently sang, “Long My You Run.”


Marsbar Playlist ~ 7-16-2011

July 16, 2011
David Marsden on the Rock.FM every Saturday and Sunday night from 7 p.m. until midnight.
David was on a roll, making sure it was hot and moist for everyone listening no matter what their geographic affiliation. JerusalemSlim kindly stepped up to the plate to provide the balance of the list – deepest gratitude. If anyone can fill in the question marks, it will also be greatly appreciated.

??? – Skip With You (?)
Animotion – Obsession
Blancmange – Blind Vision
Bronski Beat – Smalltown Boy
Buggles – I Am A Camera
Burning Spear – Together
Charlatans UK – The Only One I Know
Colourbox – Sex Gun
Crack The Sky – Safety In Numbers
Cure – Lovecats
Dalbello – Animal
Dave Clark Five – Glad All Over
Dee Long – Little Neutrino
Depeche Mode – Strangelove
Diodes – Catwalker
DJ Champion – No Heaven
Dr. John – Such A Night
Elbow – The Fix
Empire Of The Sun – We Are The People
Empire Of The Sun – Without You
Eric Clapton – Tears In Heaven
Fine Young Cannibals – She Drives Me Crazy
FM – One O’Clock Tomorrow
Frank Zappa – Baby Snakes
Gentleman Reg – We’re In A Thunderstorm
Gerry Cott – Lone Ranger
Greg Kihn Band – Jeopardy
Hidden Cameras – Origin: Orphan
Hunter Valentine – Staten Island Dream Tour
Imaginary Cities – Calm Before The Storm
Julian Cope – Soldier Blue
Kid Creole & The Coconuts – Annie, I’m Not Your Daddy
Leon Russell – Tightrope
Lightning Seeds – Life Of Riley
Martha & The Muffins – Echo Beach
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Enola Gay
Payola$ – China Boys
Pink Floyd – High Hopes
Project Pitchfork – ???
Rammstein – Du Hast
Romeo Void – Never Say Never
Scissor Sisters – Laura
Simple Minds – Someone Somewhere In Summertime
Slave To The SQUAREwave – Dirty Disco
Spoons – B-Movie
Spoons – Ciao
Strange Advance – Worlds Away
Stranglers – Too Precious
T. Rex – The Slider
Tubes – White Punks On Dope
Type O Negative – Cinammon Girl
Unheilig – An Deliner Seite
Yardbirds – Heart Full Of Soul
Youngbloods – Get Together

Marsbar Playlist ~ 7-17-2011
July 17, 2011
David Marsden on the Rock.FM every Saturday and Sunday night from 7 p.m. until midnight.
There was a medley of tunes between 9:30 amd 9:45 before the station break that I was only able to partially identify. If anyone can help with that, it would be appreciated. Many thanks to Jerusalem Slim for providing the balance of the list from 10 pm until midnight.

A-4 – Sad Eyed Lady Of The Lowlife
Adam Cohen – Cry Ophelia
Albert Collins – Master Charge
Bananarama – Cruel Summer
Barclay James Harvest – Child Of The Universe
Blue Peter – Don’t Walk Past
Bob Geldof – This Is The World Calling
Brendan Canning – Love Is New
Champion Heartache – Breathing For A Living
Chris Simmons – Damn Shame
Concrete Blonde – Everybody Knows
Counting Crows – If I Could Give All My Love (Richard Manuel Is Dead)
Cure – Pictures Of You
Darkroom – San Paku
David Allen Coe – Gotta Serve Somebody
David Bowie – Cat People (Putting Out Fire)
Dee Long – Good Night Universe
Earons – Land Of Hunger
Ellie Goulding – Your Song
Fools – Psycho Chicken
Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush – Norwegian Wood
Garland Jeffreys – 96 Tears
Gracious – Introduction
Gracious – Heaven
Jeff Beck – Freeway Jam
Jimi Hendrix – Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland)
John Cooper Clarke – Beasley Street
John Mayall & Friends (feat. Gary Moore) – If I Don’t Get Home
Jon & Vangelis – I Hear You Now
Juluka – Scatterlings Of Africa
Kevin House – Stories Without Words
Kinks – Come Dancing
Klaatu – Sub-Rosa Subway
Leon Russell – A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall
Leonard Cohen – In My Secret Life
Marillion – Angelina
Matthew Sweet – Dark Secret
Patrick Dorie – Sleep Where The Dead Dogs Lie
Pink Floyd – Out Of The Blue
Propellerheads feat. Shirley Bassey – Light My Fire
Pukka Orchestra – Listen To The Radio
Ray Charles & Bonnie Raitt – Do I Ever Cross Your Mind
Richard Wright – Night Of A Thousand Furry Toys
Roger Waters – Perfect Sense (Parts I & II)
Sham 69 – Poor Cow
Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes – Walk Away Renee
Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel – Here Comes The Sun
The The – The Beat(en) Generation
Tin Star Orphans – Jaw Wired Shut
TV On The Radio – New Cannonball Blues
Violent Kin – Keep Your Balance
Vladymir Rogov – Where Is Love
William Shatner – Has Been
Wintersleep – Experience The Jewel
Zombies – Time Of The Season

http://www.therock.fm/ 

Click on the Saturday part of the icon to download or stream the Saturday show and the same for Sunday.


Cesar Romero – Citrus Fancier!

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One of my favorite Hollywood rumors concerns Cesar Romero, the handsome actor who played The Joker in the Batman series of the 1960’s. Now, lots of stars have rumors about them. (Richard Gere?) This one is maybe even better than that. The story goes that Cesar like to stand naked in a bathtub and have college-aged men throw tangerines at his buttocks.

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This is such a great story that I thought I should pay a special Radio Vickers tribute to it. There haven’t been a mass of songs written entitled tangerine, but I have the big two. The famous standard and the Led Zeppelin song.

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Tangerine – Led Zeppelin – Off the third and “more reflective” album. It’s quite a pleasant not to mention reflective song. You don’t hear it that much on the radio, but then again, it has a lot of Led Zeppelin competition for airplay.



Tangerine – This is Great White doing a cover version. They do a pretty darn good job. But when you’ve got the original, I’m not sure there’s a point in recording it. Live though, I’m sure it gets the punters on their feet.




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Vaughan Monroe – Tangerine – A very pleasant version.



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Jimmy Dorsey – Tangerine – this also has an intro that sounds like it’s narrated by Ronald Reagan.



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The Salsoul Orchestra – Tangerine – This is a modern, disco version of the song from 1976. I’m ashamed to say that it reached 129 on the charts that year. It’s a flying piece of shit.

Death to All but Metal – Steel Panther at the House of Blues

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I remember first reading about Steel Panther when they were still a band called Metal Skool. Close to a decade has gone by and the four spandex clad, loud-mouthed long-haired glam cockers, oops, I meant rockers, are still kicking ass and possibly smoking grass on the sunset strip, as if the 80’s never left at all.
With lyrics like “If suddenly you were a guy, I’d be suddenly gay” and “Hell's on fire, frying a fillet soul tonight”, it might seem difficult to take the guys seriously. But if you get past the initial “what the flying fuck” reaction and listen to the entire album “Feel the Steel”, you’d realize these comic rockers are actually prolific at what they do.

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Coming on every Monday night at the House of Blues on Sunset Boulevard, the band plays for almost a good two hours belting out 80’s hard rock staples from Motley Crue, Guns N Roses, Whitesnake and Van Halen while mixing in a couple of their own songs. And if you’re lucky, you might even catch celebrities sharing the stage with the band belting out tunes. And if you’re really lucky, the celebs will be on the edge drunkenness. So far, I’ve managed to catch Dane Cook, Chris Jericho and Sixx AM’s DJ Ashbal with the band.

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Aside from the fact that Steel Panther are mavens at recreating 80’s rock, there are a couple other reasons you might want to spend your Monday nights with the band. Sure there’s tons to do on the strip. You could visit strip clubs like the seventh veil, or get some tickles at the Laugh Factory or you could just go to the Steel Panther show and get great music, free boob flashes from random ingĂ©nues in the crowd (yes this has happened every single time I was at a show, a warning though, some have pancake boobies that will make you just want to visit i-Hop instead) and some chortles from the band’s array of racist, sexist, homophobic and incestuous jokes. Of course, it won’t be so funny anymore when they start picking on you to be the butt of their jokes. So go with an open mind, it is after all a heavy fuckin’ metal show. If you were that tightly-wound, I’d suggest staying home, making a pancake and jacking off to your own imagination of how they would fit into your mouth like that pair of knockers flopping from the blonde hussy’s chest at the Steel Panther show.
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Here is a sampling of Steel Panther Videos for your enjoyment.

Fat Girl


Community Property


Party All Day


Their Homepage is here:

The Panther Wiki page is here:

Dong